Friday, February 09, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 11:48 am

After Form 5, students might want to consider enrolling in toilet hygiene classes at Malaysian colleges, if Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Robert Lau's statement is true. Below is the report:-

Malaysia Weighs College Bathroom Courses

It's never too late for toilet training. Some Malaysian colleges may soon offer courses on how to keep public restrooms clean, the national news agency reported Thursday.

The effort is meant to help Malaysia's public lavatories become as hygienic as those in countries such as Britain and Singapore, Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Robert Lau was quoted as saying by Bernama news agency.

"Clean toilets cannot merely be judged by the eyes," Lau was quoted as saying. "This matter also involves the use of cleaning equipment, soap, fragrances and proper tissues."

Courses would involve managing washrooms by the highest standards in design and sanitation technology, said Lau.

Malaysia's government recently said it wanted to start a "toilet revolution" in a country where public restrooms have long nauseated citizens and tourists with their lack of basic items such as toilet paper, soap and sometimes even toilet seats.

Other recent measures have included setting up modern self-cleaning toilets in popular shopping districts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's largest city, and scrapping the business licenses of restaurants found to have foul lavatories. Lau said his ministry plans to soon introduce a system for the public to lodge complaints about filthy toilets via cell phone text messages. [source]

I think this kind of training starts at home and from young. It is a habit. Not some action which can be programmed. If a child is taught from young not to waste water and do not leave the tap running, it is highly likely that the child will grow up with this habit. And do you seriously think the college students will take this "toilet" course seriously? As seriously as if they were studying other academic subjects? And what kind of diplomas or degrees are they going to confer? Degree in Toilet Hygiene (Hons)??? Perhaps then spouses to be will insist that their other half come qualified with a First Class Hons in Toilet Hygiene, else the house toilet will be a real mess!